Family of man killed in Facebook video says he was 'stripped of his dignity'


A phone call. Then a scream on the other end.

That's how Tammy Godwin found out that her father, Robert Godwin Sr., had been shot to death.

"My mom ... called my house phone. When I picked up the phone she was screaming," Tammy Godwin told CNN's Don Lemon on Monday night. "And she said, 'Your father is dead.'"

The Godwin family is coming to grips with the cold-blooded slaying, a killing seen by untold numbers of people after his suspected killer posted video of the shooting to Facebook.


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BuzzFeed reports:

Facebook Says "We Know We Need To Do Better" After Man Killed On Live Video


Facebook on Monday said video of the shooting death of a 74-year-old Cleveland man was online for nearly two hours before it was reported by users and taken down a short time later.

The death of Robert Godwin on Sunday unfolded in a series of live videos that were broadcast by shooting suspect Steve Stephens starting at 11:09 a.m. PT, according to Facebook. But because the social network relies on a users to flag offensive content for review and possible removal, it took more than...

KLFY reports:

Facebook releases statement “condemning” killing of man in Facebook video

Facebook removed the video after it aired around 2 p.m. and released a statement, condemning the shooting.

Mail Online reports:

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